Jonathan Rees QC & Will Martin Successfully Prosecute Delroy Forrester for Unlawful Killing of his 11 Year Old Great-Niece
In February 2018 Jasmine was subjected to a brutal and unprovoked attack in her great-grandmother’s home in Wolverhampton. A post-mortem examination revealed she had suffered more than 100 separate injuries during the frenzied assault.
At the time of Jasmine’s death, Mr. Forrester told police that he had killed the devil.
Unbeknownst to him, Mr. Forrester had suffered a recurrence of a brain tumour, which caused him seizures and associated psychosis.
The trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court focussed on expert psychiatric evidence of the ‘perfect storm’ of mental illness that ultimately led to Jasmine’s death.
Jonathan and Will were instructed by Giovanni D’Alessandro of the CPS Complex Casework Unit, Birmingham.